Premorbid personality

Personality is one of the prime determinants of outcome in mental illness at any age, but where older people are concerned too little effort is made, partly for lack of reliable informants, to give a valid assessment of personality. False assumptions are made that someone has always been awkward or cantankerous, whereas it is shown later that they have become so because of frontal-lobe impairment. Similarly, it is sometimes assumed that a woman has always exhibited attention-seeking or manipulative behaviour, when to the surprise of doctors and nurses alike such behaviour disappears following effective treatment for a depressive illness. Every effort should be made to find a reliable informant before reaching such conclusions.

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